Can I circumcise my daughter?

Good day doctor. Thanks for the good job you’re doing in Tribune newspaper, may the Lord continue to protect you.

My three-year-old daughter always complains of occasional itching of her clitoris in her private part. Though my wife regularly washes it for her with Dettol, we are considering circumcising her in order to prevent frequent sexual urge when she becomes an adult.

Kindly put us through.

Thank you sir.

Bayo (by E Mail)


Thank you for your prayers. Apart from the inherent dangers such as bleeding and infection, it has been scientifically proven that circumcision does not in any way prevent frequent sexual urges. It is, therefore, unnecessary to circumcise your daughter.